Distinction of Nearing Death Awareness

Distinction of Nearing Death Awareness

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Distinction of Nearing Death Awareness

When people dying slowly of a terminal illness are approaching death, they too, have remarkable experiences (like “terminal lucidity” – the unexpected return of mental clarity and memory shortly before death) and seem to develop an expanded awareness. This is called Nearing Death Awareness (NDA), and these experiences bear distinct parallels to NDEs. They occur, however, without warning and without disruption of vital signs, or other medical crisis. In fact, dying people seem to be able to drift from this reality into another and back with relative ease. Their attempts to share the wonders of these experiences by words or behavior are often thwarted by our lack of understanding of the symbolic language they use. But they are talking while the experience is actually happening.

As they drift back and forth, we understand the language they use for this reality, but not the language that…

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